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ANS Seeks Butterfly Monitor for Woodend Surveys

Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) is seeking butterfly census takers for its meadow restoration project at the Woodend campus in Chevy Chase MD. Details are below; contact jodibucknam@yahoo.com for more information or to volunteer! _____________ “Hi butterflyers, First off, if this post … Continue reading

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Butterfly Field Forecast for the Week of 2017 May 13

Despite cool temps and a good amount of rain, several new species make the FOY list this week:  Little Glassywing, Little Wood Satyr, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Least Skipper, Hoary Edge and Pepper and Salt Skipper (locally) among them.  In addition, second … Continue reading

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New Field Guide: Butterflies of Pennsylvania

The spring is upon us, with sightings of azures, swallowtails, early pierids, elfins — and a brand-new field guide to tell them apart! Later this month, University of Pittsburgh Press will bring out Butterflies of Pennsylvania: A Field Guide, written … Continue reading

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Quino Checkerspot Recovery at San Diego NWF

In the video below, biologist John Martin surveys a plateau on a mountainside at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge on a recent spring morning. The landscape is covered with coastal sage scrub, once the dominant habitat in the Southern … Continue reading

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Temp Employment Opportunity WV

The Whitehall, WV office of the National Resource Conservation Service and the WV Division of Natural Resources are seeking a Partner Biologist to work on pollinators/lepidoptera to conduct professional-level work related to Farm Bill implementation and outreach, management, research and … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity: Grassland Butterfly Research Technician (North Dakota)

Field technician to assist in data collection on a grassland butterfly research project (40hrs/week). The study objectives include developing abundance and occupancy estimates for grassland dependent butterflies in the Northern Great Plains. Data collection will include butterfly surveying and identification, … Continue reading

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What is the Birthplace for Most North American Monarch Butterflies?

Hint:  It isn’t, and appears never to have been, the Midwestern breadbasket.  Throwing a real wrench in the prevailing notion that “saving” the Monarch in the US prairie belt is somehow tied to the species’ — or the migration’s — … Continue reading

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